First, public opinion has drifted increasingly to the right. Established politicians and political parties have started to draw on populist slogans to appeal to a large cross-section of voters.
The case of United Kingdom illustrates the dangers inherent in this approach: during the ''Brexit'' referendum. Britain's conservative party politicians ( euroskeptics ) started to draw on populist slogans to appeal to a large cross-section of voters. The result is not only a strengthening of ''populism'' but an increasingly intolerant and divided Britain. Reports of hate crime have soared by 57 % in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to the National Police Chiefs Council.